2017/2018 - end of year message

Principal's Message

Brenda Valerio


As we come to the last month of school, we start to reflect our successes and challenges over the school year. In our School Educational Plan (SEP), which will be posted on our website shortly, you can read in detail our plan for the future and strategies we will be using to get there. Thank-you to the parents, staff and students who contributed to the planning and writing of this very important document. Thank-you also to all the parents, students and staff who completed the RVS Satisfaction Survey and the Alberta Education Survey (Grade 4 and 7s) as this data helps drive our decisions and planning.

This year is the first year that we have a group of Grade 8 students graduating and moving on to high school. We will be saying farewell to our Grade 8 student community on June 26th and we will be wishing them all the best.  We will be saying good-bye to Ms. Anna Jensdottir, as she is taking a year off to pursue further learning. Ms. Wunsch will also be leaving to work with Alberta Education in the writing of new Social Studies Curriculum.  Mrs. Rennie, Mrs. Duss and Mrs. Sutton will be off next year and we will be hiring their replacements in the next few weeks to start in August. Mrs. Falloon will be changing her position from Grade 3 teacher to our School Literacy/Numeracy and ELL teacher supporting all grades. Mrs. McInnis will be moving from her Grade 1 position to a Grade 3 position.  I would like to welcome new and returning staff that are in to finish this year and new staff that will be starting next year. Mrs. Deb Osborne is now back from a leave and replacing Mr. Hayne in Grade 5; she will be with us next year teaching Grade 7 Math and Physical Education.  Mrs. Rebecca Mbuge has returned to her Grade 2 classroom replacing Mrs. Shannon Rennie and will be back next year in her Grade 2 assignment. Ms. Jen Hummel will be joining our Grade 5 team; Ms. Leanne Murray and Ms. Holly Proll are joining our Grade 6 team.

Our playground is still in the process of last minute adjustments to the plan and should be ready to be installed during the summer before or after our 6 portable classrooms are installed. Our school council and society will be getting out information as to when the installation will take place and will be asking volunteers to help with this installation. Our school population will grow to approximately 850 students next year!

Even though we still have less than a month left in school, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for an amazing second year as part of the Heloise Lorimer School community. We look forward to next year and continuing our growth and living our vision, mission, and seven virtues every day. We are the Heloise Lorimer Knights and we are striving to always actualize our motto of ‘Building and Belonging’.  Thank-you for being part of this amazing journey!

The office staff will be sending, via email, your child’s/children’s classroom/teacher designation, between August 27th and 31st.

We will see you all on Tuesday, September 4th for the first full day of school.  This year we will start the first day early with an Open House between 8:30 – 9:30 AM then continue the day with a regular school day. We hope this will be an opportunity to to say hello to your child’s teacher and see their classroom space. We hope this will help alleviate any stress and help things run smoothly for the first day back at school.

Have a great June and Summer break!



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